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Xbox One welcomes an old friend for even more media consumption

by Brandon Russell | December 30, 2017December 30, 2017 11:00 am EST

Microsoft’s Xbox One is already a terrific device for media consumption, and now it’s even better. Popular streaming app Kodi (formerly XBMC) is now available for the console, perfectly capping off what has been a pretty dry year for Microsoft’s platform.

At its core, Kodi is an easy-to-use player that allows users to remotely access their content, such as music and movies. But thanks to its expandability, users can utilize the service to illegally stream TV shows, movies, and more. It’s long been considered the ultimate Swiss Army Knife of media services among underground circles.

According to Kodi, the release on Xbox One isn’t quite finished, so users may run into issues. Some features are also missing, including the ability to access an attached storage drive. The company added that accessing add-ons could pose problems, too. So, essentially, don’t expect the Kodi experience you’re used to—at least not yet.

Kodi also said, “Due to the nature of how UWP works our hands are tied in some areas… We cannot promise to what extend (sp) we can get every feature working as it all depends on what is available to us developers.”

Kodi initially made a name for itself as XMBC on the original Xbox, so it’s only fitting the service returns to where it all started.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.